Leelanau County Reaches 70% Vaccine Milestone

As the State of Michigan reaches the 55% first-dose vaccination milestone, Leelanau County has reached the first dose 70% mark.

The Benzie-Leelanau Health Department says as they strive to get everyone their second shot, they are moving away from large vaccine clinics. They say they are going for smaller pop-up clinics like the one held last Friday at Farm Club.

The Health Department says this change was made because they’d begun to see a drop off in demand for the vaccine, as all of the eager people have already gotten their shots.

“Now, to the rest of the population that maybe doesn’t find it as convenient to do that or maybe they’re not as motivated to do that. So we’re taking the vaccine out to where the people are, or they gather, and where we might just run into people who are maybe on the fence, maybe need some questions answered, or maybe just don’t have the time or the inclination to schedule an appointment and go get vaccinated themselves,” said Lisa Peacock, Health Officer for the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.

Governor Whitmer’s target for Michigan is 70% to increase the herd immunity chances against the virus.

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